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Hermit crab

Description:

This hermit crab was the most common type of crab found around the small coral rag island of Chumbe, just off the coast of Tanzania. About 8 cm in diameter including shell. Help with ID appreciated.

Habitat:

Found on the beach.

Notes:

Chumbe Island is a coral nature reserve developed since 1991. Find out more about Chumbe Island at http://www.chumbeisland.com

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12 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Viv!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Great image Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks OnengDyah! Would ' kolomang ' refer to the the snail shell or the crab inside?

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cute..( in Indonesia this species call ' kolomang '

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

Thanks! Had some time out in Germany (slow Internet and slow computer didn't really help) ;-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks for your comments NicoleB and Atul! Nicole nice to have you back on Project Noah!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

nice spotting!

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

What a nice find & great photo!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely shot Daniele.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Zanzibar City, Unguja Mjini Magharibi, Tanzania

Spotted on Nov 19, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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